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A meteorite is heading your way and your planet is in great danger! Your scientists have foreseen that your colony will not survive the impact. You need to escape!

Your job is to determine how far is the meteorite and how long do you have to plan your escape?

Some time ago, your scientists placed two satellites in orbit around your current planet, just in case this situation happens someday. Satellite A and Satellite B are located along a circular orbit of planet “**”, with the Sun S located in the center. They spotted the meteorite at position C heading towards the planet (Refer to the image on the right). Answer the following questions to help you figure out how long you have until impact. Each question is worth 2 points.

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How Long Until Impact